Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home

Alex remembers being taken from his home when he was just three years old. Since then, he has been through 17 placements. Thanks to supporters like you, Alex has found his forever home. Your Colorado Gives Day gift ensures a brighter future for more kids like Alex.

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Day Treatment Programs

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Children (4-12 years)
Crime/Abuse Victims
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

Tennyson Center provides an education-based, day-treatment program for children who have experienced complex trauma. Our school and Day Treatment program is provided through a fully accredited, K-12 school with a 4:1 student-to-staff ratio that integrates social, emotional, behavioral, and academic learning and growth.

During the 2020/2021 school year, our students achieved a 67% increase in reading proficiency and a 79% increase in math proficiency which are enormous achievements for students who typically arrive at Tennyson two to three years behind in school.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We track and measure the following indicators to determine success of campus services:

• 11 resource connections to address basic needs;
• 85% of children who do not utilize hospitals or crisis centers while in treatment;
• 78% of children who have no police contact while in treatment;
• 79% of children demonstrated significant positive change in severity of crisis they navigate;
• 59% of children who demonstrate advances at school in math (enrolled at least 6 months);
• 42% of children who demonstrate advances at school in reading (enrolled at least 6 months);
• 71% of children who exit to a permanent family or family-like placement; and
• 10 resource connections to maintain network of support.

Community Based Services

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Families
At-Risk Populations
Children (4-12 years)
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

Families looking to heal and thrive from the inside out can do so in the comfort of their homes. Community Based Services are available throughout the front range within homes, schools, and in your unique locale - because strong families start at home. Through prevention work with our Community Based Services, we are seeing positive outcomes for kids and families. In 2020, 97% of Community Based Services kids stayed in their homes and 47% of them saw an improvement in trauma stress symptoms. These demonstrate successes in the stabilization of families and the healing of children through prevention services!

Community Based Services (CBS) are available for families with children ages 5-18 and focus on keeping children in their homes and preventing higher levels of care. Typically, children engage in 4-12 hours of therapy per week.

CBS includes individual and family therapy, parenting support, care coordination, and behavior management - including support within a child's school setting. Culturally sensitive bilingual services are available (Spanish).

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Evidence of Program's Success

We track and measure the following indicators to determine success of the CBS Program:

• 172 Resource connections to address basic needs;
• 95% of children who remain in their home;
• 89% of children who do not utilize hospitals or crisis centers while in treatment;
• 84% of children who have no police contact while in treatment;
• 93% of children who maintain school placement;
• 79% of children demonstrated significant positive change in severity of crisis they navigate
• 93% of parents/guardians who engage in family therapy; and
• 88 resource connections to maintain network of support.

Families Together

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

At-Risk Populations
Children (4-12 years)
Families
Infants/Young Children (birth - 3 years)
Parents

Description

Founded in 2017, Families Together (formerly Foster Together) connects families who feel isolated with volunteer "Neighbors" who want to prove they're not alone. Neighbors deliver meals, groceries, or care packages to one specific family for six months, building a friendship through encouraging notes and phone calls. This community support helps stabilize families and children, giving them the support they need to be successful together.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Child First

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

At-Risk Populations
Families
Infants/Young Children (birth - 3 years)
Children (3 -12 years)
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

In partnership with Invest in Kids, Child First is a national, evidence-based, two-generation model that serves the most vulnerable young children and families, providing intensive, home-based services. The program aims to prevent child abuse and neglect. Child First serves children before birth through age five and their caregivers who are facing challenges like poverty, mental health issues, and homelessness. We're thrilled to add this program to our growing list of Community Based Services to help strengthen kids and families in Jefferson, Broomfield, and Boulder counties.

Work is done in the home for 1-2 hours per week using Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), a therapy focused on the attachment between parent and child, and executive skill-building. Each family works with a master's level developmental clinician and a bachelor's level family support partner.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Rewiring

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children (4-12 years)
Families
Infants/Young Children (birth - 3 years)
Parents
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

In 2019, we began leading a collaborative statewide initiative called Rewiring, which seeks to ensure that families remain safely together and eventually reduce the number of children and families involved with the child welfare system.

Rewiring provides earlier support for children and families, prevents and diverts families from entering child welfare, and allows us to follow the children we work with into adulthood.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Every Family Forever

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

At-Risk Populations
Families
Children (3 -12 years)
Parents
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

With a goal of keeping families together and out of child welfare, Every Family Forever offers in-home and community-based therapy and services to strengthen families who may not have access to supports due to a lack of resources.

Free supports include parenting tools, connection to community resources and activities, educational success tools, behavior coaching, individual therapy, family therapy, crisis support, coaching, and skills building, and ongoing resource navigation. Every Family Forever is free, confidential, and safe.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Outpatient Services

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Children (4-12 years)
Families
Parents

Description

Mental health is just as important for adults as it is for children! We are thrilled to be able to offer Outpatient Services to children, teens, and adults who are looking for some extra support.

Outpatient Services include assessment, individual and family therapy, diagnostic services, and care coordination. Clients engage in anywhere from 1 hour of therapy per week to one hour per month. Our licensed clinicians specialize in trauma, attachment, parenting, family dynamics, and intensive case management.

Mental health should be accessible for everyone.

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Navigation

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Children (4-12 years)
Families
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

Every kid deserves the support and resources needed to thrive and succeed - now and forever. We built Navigation to ensure that children exiting Tennyson programs have a network of support guiding them into adulthood and beyond. This light-touch service focuses on helping children and teens maintain long-term stability after treatment in order to support a successful journey into adulthood.

Navigation plays a central role in the continuum of care for the kids and families Tennyson serves. A navigator serves as dynamic support for the families enrolled in Tennyson programming, creating an ecosystem of services, supports, and systems to help maintain long-term stability and support post-treatment. The mission of this program is to support a successful journey to adulthood and improve outcomes for children in child welfare and behavioral health systems.

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